If you love perfectly cooked carrots and sweet maple syrup, you are going to fall in love with maple glazed carrots. This dish is perfect for a holiday table, but it’s so delectable you’ll find yourself craving it all throughout the year.
It’s a simple recipe your whole family will love.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
You’ll love this recipe because It’s got few ingredients, making it cost effective; it’s sweet without being too rich; and the carrots make it a relatively healthy dish.
How To Make This Recipe
Get all the ingredients ready. Peel and chop the carrots.
Cook the carrots until fork tender.
Drain the carrots.
Melt the butter and mix in maple syrup. Add carrots and stir well. Enjoy!
For really caramelised maple roasted carrots, use a large skillet instead of a pot. This will give them a sweeter taste and a better texture.
What to Serve with This Side Dish
This side dish is delicious, and it’ll taste amazing as part of a whole meal. Whether you’re serving it for Thanksgiving or having a lovely weeknight dinner, here’s what you should serve with your maple glazed carrots:
Popular Substitutions For This Recipe
- Carrots - Instead of using sliced whole carrots, you can use baby carrots.
- Butter - To make this recipe dairy free, use plant-based butter instead of regular butter. You can use unsalted butter, too.
Variations To This Recipe
- Seasonings - For some extra flavour, season with salt and pepper or fresh parsley.
- Crunch - Add toasted pecans or slivered almonds for some extra texture.
- Steamed - You can steam the carrots rather than boil them if you’d prefer. You can also roast them on the stove top. Feel free to use any cooking method you like, so long as they are cooked. You can even roast them on a rimmed baking sheet.
- Sweeter - For the ultimate sweet variation to this recipe, add brown sugar. You can stir it in with the maple syrup and butter so it’s melted, or you can sprinkle it on top at the end.
How Do I Store Leftovers?
If you do have leftover maple glazed carrots, and that’s a big if, store them in the fridge in an airtight container. If you have any of the glaze left over, store that in a separate container so the carrots don’t get soggy.
How Long Will This Food Last In the Fridge?
Maple glazed carrots will last at their peak up to three or four days in the fridge. They can last a little bit longer, potentially up to a week, but they won’t have the same fresh flavour or texture, and they could grow mould or other bacteria.
To avoid this, make sure the container you store them in is shallow so the carrots cool quickly to reach a temperature safe for storage.
How Do I Reheat This Dish?
Can This Recipe be Made in Advance?
No, I do not recommend making this recipe in advance because it tastes best when it’s fresh. If you do want to cut down on your cooking time, I suggest boiling the carrots ahead of time, but still making the butter and syrup mixture right before you intend to serve your maple glazed carrots.
Can I Scale This Recipe?
Yes, you can scale this recipe. Start by halving, doubling, or tripling the amounts of each ingredient, and adjust as you see fit. If you want more of a glaze, add more butter and maple syrup. If you are scaling, it is extra important to taste as you go along.
Other Carrot Recipes You’ll Love
If you love to eat carrots, check out these other side dish recipes that make great use of the tasty root vegetable:
- Cumin Roast Carrots - For another fabulous carrot meal, try this vegan dish that has a smoky flavour thanks to delicious cumin.
- Carrot and Turnip Mash - you’ll also love carrot and turnip mash. This mixes two lovely root vegetables for a flavorful and lower carb alternative to mashed potatoes.
- Carrot and Swede Mash - Another delicious mash recipe you’ll love is carrot and swede mash. This goes well with bold proteins and is a great cost-effective recipe.
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods.
- Never leave cooking food unattended.
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove.
- Wash and sanitise your cutting board before use.
Let Me Know What You Think!
After you’ve tried this recipe,, and let me know your thoughts. Share what you served it with and if you made any variations to the dish.